The Agenda: Winter bears down on Carolinas; Graham on Cruz and Trump; Clemson moving into Cigar Factory

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DOT crews are out in force today applying salt and sand to S.C. roadways as cold weather descends on the Southeast. Source: AP

Many schools in the Upstate and Charlotte were already closed today in anticipation of the storms. Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal, Charlotte Observer

Bonus: What does the winter weather mean for the Panthers' NFC Championship game in Charlotte? Source: Charlotte Observer

Don't miss P&C columnist Brian Hicks on what was missing from Gov. Nikki Haley's State of the State address on Wednesday: "Haley talked about how the tragedy changed South Carolina, how we need to “act in a manner worthy of greatness,” but she never said anything about the fallout of the shootings ... She offered no solutions, no proposals to possibly prevent such a tragedy from happening again."

After a protracted fight to build a striking modern architecture building on Meeting Street years ago, the Clemson Architecture Program says it will move into the newly-renovated Cigar Factory. Source: P&C

Good ol' Lindsey Graham on choosing between Trump and Cruz: "It's like being shot or poisoned ... What does it matter?" Source: Politico

House lawmakers will likely see a new SC Farm Aid bill this year to supplement "inadequate" crop insurance for farmers affected by this fall's storms. Source: P&C

Infamous ex-con man Frank Abagnale, of "Catch Me If You Can" fame, is helping out the South Carolina Department of Revenue to fight tax refund fraud. Source: SC Radio

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